Hingham Public Library Concert to Feature Virtuoso Guitarist on Sunday, Nov. 14

Jerome Mouffe.

October 22, 2021 By Anna Bryne

Virtuoso guitarist Jérôme Mouffe, who has toured throughout the United States, Canada,
Mexico, and Western Europe as a soloist and chamber musician, will be the next featured
performer in the popular Boston Classical Guitar Society Concerts series at Hingham Public
Library Sunday, Nov. 14, at 3 p.m.

Past performances include recitals for the Omni Concert Series in San Francisco, Austin
Classical Guitar Society, International Brussels Guitar Festival, Festival del Noreste in Saltillo,
Mexico, La Guitarra California Festival, and Boston GuitarFest, among others.

In 2009, Mouffe was invited to perform at the Agustin Barrios Mangore Festival in Brussels --
where he shared the stage with Eliot Fisk, his teacher and mentor --releasing his debut CD
"Capriccio" that same year. His performances have been broadcast on Belgian national public
radio Musiq3 and Klara.

This talented classical guitarist frequently performs with guitar phenomenon Grisha Goryachev,
violinist Emil Altschuler, and flautist Ben Smolen. In 2011, he performed with the Orquesta
Filarmónica de Sonora, conducted by Hector Reyes, in Mexico.

Mouffe was the first guitarist to ever earn a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the New England
Conservatory of Boston and earned his Master of Music degree magna cum laude at age 20 at
the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles, studying with Hugues Navez. He then earned a post-
graduate diploma at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, studying with the renowned masters
Eliot Fisk and Ricardo Gallen.

In September 2013, Mouffe joined the String Department faculty at New England Conservatory
in Boston. He also serves on the faculty of Bridgewater State University, where he teaches a
private studio class as well as general studies courses.

Mouffe has been invited to teach master classes and to lecture at numerous universities and
presented a lecture/recital about improvisation in early 19th-Century guitar repertoire at the
College Music Society National Conference in 2013.

Based in the Boston area, Mouffe maintains an active private guitar studio comprised of talented
young guitarists and advanced adult players.

Hingham resident Ewan Armstrong will be opening for Jerome. Ewan is a highschool senior studying classical guitar at Walnut Hill School for the Arts and has been playing since the age of eight. Growing up in Hingham, he began with the Suzuki method at the Hingham South Shore Conservatory, and now takes lessons with Jerome Mouffe through New England Conservatory’s Preparatory School. Ewan has played for masterclasses with Leo Brouwer, Adam Levin, and David Leisner, played with the New England Guitar Orchestra for two years, and placed third in the Kithara Project Guitar Festival Competition.

The Hingham Library and the Boston Classical Guitar Society gratefully acknowledge the
support of Coastal Heritage Bank for this season's concert series.

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